The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the JNU event had the backing of terror outfit LeT chief Hafiz Saeed was based on inputs from 'different agencies'.
Earlier in the day, Singh had said the anti-national protests in the JNU campus had the backing of Hafiz Saeed. "I also want to make it clear that the JNU incident has the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. We should also understand this reality that Hafiz Saeed has supported this incident and it is extremely unfortunate," he told the media here. Singh further said that his government would not pardon all those who have raised slogans against the nation's integrity.
The Home Minister told the CPI (M), CPI and JD (U) members, who met him yesterday seeking the releasing of JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar that the court would decide whether further action should be taken against those students arrested. Kanhaiya was arrested on Friday on sedition charges over a protest organized in the JNU campus on February 9 against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.